The Federation of Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Associations made an appeal to the State Government to implement drinking water supply schemes for the residents of districts downstream River Cauvery to get clean drinking water directly from Mettur Dam.

Farmers said that the residents are supplied with water that is polluted by dyeing units, textile processing units, tanneries and other industries. The federation’s secretary C. Nallusamy said that a resolution in this connection was passed in the district level meeting of the association that was held here on Saturday. “The State Government, Public Works Department, District Administration and the elected representatives of local bodies in the districts located on the banks of the river should take up the issue seriously and redress the drinking water crisis faced by the people”, Mr. Nallusamy added.

The federation also passed a resolution to urge the Government of Tamil Nadu to extend the drought relief of Rs. 15,000 per acre to farmers in all the drought-hit districts across the State.

They also sought the government’s intervention in removing encroachments on water bodies and to take necessary steps to put an end to pollution of water bodies.

  • ‘Government should redress the drinking water crisis faced by the people’

  • Call to take necessary steps to prevent pollution of water bodies